Playlists are up! It’s a smaller, more concise list this month, but tons of great new bands to get on board with. Choose your streaming platform (Soundcloud, Rdio and Spotify) and get listening. Artists to watch: Yukon Blonde, Leon Bridges, Tame Impala, Austin Basham.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve listened to Favela‘s breakout single “Gong” since I put up the track in January. Today, I can add another one of this tracks to my own little Favela playlist, the song “Future Visions” (below for your pleasure). Both appear on the Leeds singer/producer’s upcoming EP, to be release on June 29th via paradYse/Transgressive.
And, the playlists are up! Check out what rocked in January, via all your favourite platforms (Rdio, Soundcloud, Spotify and Youtube). This past month started off 2015 in a great way with some killer tunes from Favela, Satellite Stories, Hey Rosetta!, Kagu, The Barr Brothers and many more.
A bit of a site outage yesterday, but everything seems to be back to normal now. Let’s play some catch up shall we?
I first heard of Leeds-based musician Favela last year when Lior intro’d me to the song “Easy Yoke”. Today, I’m happy to get some more of his music on this site, thanks to Andrea Forti’s post on Going Solo. This time of year makes me crave this sort of ambient electronic music. “Gong” shines with that cascading drum machine beat, plucking classical guitar and haunting vocal.
“Are you worth your weight in gold, when you take your necklace off yourself” sings Leeds based electronic producer; Favela. For a musician only born in the 90’s (he’s a measly 21 years old – nobody panic – fine just a little bit of panic).
Most often it’s the melody that fastens itself securely onto my attention, hovering there for a while. This time, it’s the vocals wherein each word feels pronounced somewhat heavy-heartedly, with grumbles of despondency whilst he recalls a personal story. It’s a hint of modern R&B inter blended with down-tempo electro. You’ll get to love this newbie even more if you stay fastened to his SoundCloud page too.